On March 28th, Kim of President/CEO of Kim LaMontagne, LLC, Corporate Trainer, International Speaker and Author, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding creating a safe workplace culture that empowers employees to speak openly about mental health and substance misuse.
Kim is also a State Trainer with National Alliance on Mental Illness and a Member of the Dartmouth Hitchcock – Campaign to Combat Behavioral Health Stigma and Discrimination. Kim created “The 4 Pillars’” that teaches leaders how to create a safe workplace culture that empowers employees to speak openly about mental health and substance misuse without fear of judgement, retribution or job loss.  Kim’s mission is to share her lived experience and teach leaders how to normalize the conversation about mental health and substance misuse in the workplace.
  • Kim began with her personal struggle with alcohol, depression and suicidal thoughts.
  • Kim was a top performer at her job and hide her problems at work.
  • Kim reached out for help in 2009 and has been sober for 13 years. 
  • Kim started speaking at various events to teach leaders about mental illness and realized this was what she wanted to do fulltime.
  • Kim developed “The Four Pillars of Creating and Sustaining a Mentally Healthy Workplace Culture”.
    • Pillar 1: Recognize the Impact of Unaddressed Mental Illness in the Workplace
    • Pillar 2: Share the Lived Experience to Bring the Human Connection to Mental Health
    • Pillar 3: The Impact of Stigma in the Workplace
    • Pillar 4: Create a Safe Environment Where Employees Feel Protected and Are Encouraged to Ask for Help.
To learn more about Kim’s Leadership training on Mental Health in the Workplace see her website at www.kimlamontagne.net.
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